Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington Pick, 1/14/2023 Predictions UFC Vegas 67 Odds
Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington
UFC Vegas 67
UFC Apex in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Ketlen Vieira will face off with Raquel Pennington at UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The opening moneyline has Vieira coming in at -115 while Pennington is coming in at -105.
Ketlen "Fenomeno" Vieira steps into the cage with a mark of 13-2-0. The 31-year-old steps on the scale at 135 lbs and comes in at 5'8". The orthodox fighter reaches 68". Raquel "Rocky" Pennington stands 5'7" and steps on the scale at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a record of 14-9-0. The 34-year-old reaches 67". Regarding significant strikes, Ketlen Vieira connects on 3.13 per min while Raquel Pennington connects on 3.93 significant strikes per min. Vieira connects on 41% of the significant strikes she tries while Pennington lands 50%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "Fenomeno" takes 4.03 significant strikes per min while "Rocky" absorbs 3.28. Vieira also curbs 52% of the significant strikes her opponents throw at her and Pennington is able to curb 62% of the strikes thrown her way.
|UFC Vegas 67||Ketlen Vieira||Raquel Pennington|
|Average Fight Time||15:27||14:06|
|Weight||135 lbs||135 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.13||3.93|
Regarding wrestling, Ketlen Vieira is the more effective grappler as she takes her opponents to the mat 1.51 times per 3 rounds. Vieira is finishing her takedown attempts on 40% of her tries and is defending 92% of all takedown attempts. Pennington is getting her opponent to the mat on 28% of her takedown tries and is stopping 63% of all takedowns attempted on her. In terms of subbing opponents, Vieira is the less likely of the two fighters to go for the finish by attempting 0.4 submissions per 3 rounds while Pennington looks to get 0.7 submissions per 3 rds.
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In her last bout, Ketlen Vieira fought Holly Holm and ended up getting the victory by split decision in round 5. Holm landed 188 of 263 of the strikes she let go in total for this contest. Vieira finished this fight landing 122 of 190 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Holm landed 96 of 157, which means her percentage was 61%. She finished the fight landing 26 of 79 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Vieira landed 56% of her significant strikes by sticking 85 of 151. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, she landed 49 of 109 aimed at the head. 79% of the significant strikes connected on by Holm and 57% of them landed by Vieira were thrown at a distance.
In the last fight for Raquel Pennington, she went up against Aspen Ladd and ended up getting the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Ladd landed 80% of the significant strikes she took from distance while Pennington ended up connecting on 78% of the significant strikes she attempted at distance. Pennington ended up landing 58% of her significant strikes attempted by landing 114 of 195. She connected on 57 of 133 significant strikes directed at the head. Ladd ended up connecting on 65 of 160 significant strikes in that fight. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, she connected on 37 of 118 aimed at the head. Discussing total strikes thrown, Ladd was 102 of 199 while Pennington ended up connecting on 136 of 218 of all the strikes she threw.
Other bouts to watch
Another bout that you're not going to want to miss is when Priscila Cachoeira goes up against Sijara Eubanks. Cachoeira steps into the cage with a record of 12-4-0. The 34-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and comes in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 65". Eubanks measures in at 5'4" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 8-7-0. The 37-year-old extends her reach 67". In the grappling category, Priscila Cachoeira takes her opponents to the mat 0.21 times per 15 min while Sijara Eubanks takes her opponents to the mat 1.90 times per 15 min. When it comes to striking, Cachoeira lands 4.68 strikes per min and connecting on 43% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side we have Sijara Eubanks, who lands 43% of the strikes she attempts and lands an average of 4.30 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Kelvin Gastelum is set to face off against Nassourdine Imavov. Imavov steps into the cage holding a record of 12-3-0. The 27-year-old records a weight of 185 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 75". Gastelum comes in at 5'9" and tips the scales at 185 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 17-8-0 (1 NC). The 31-year-old extends his reach 71". In terms of grappling, Nassourdine Imavov is able to thwart 76% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is taking his opponents down on 23% of his attempts. Gastelum is finishing his takedowns on 32% of his tries and prevents 62% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Imavov is taking 2.43 strikes/min and he dishes out 4.08 per min. Gastelum, notwithstanding, is taking 3.24 strikes/min and dishes out 3.53 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ketlen Vieira (-115)
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